Toronto, ON – Pointstreak 5050 (formerly 5050 Central) has been nominated for the Best in Sports Technology category for the sixth annual Sports Business Awards; alongside fellow nominees MLB Advanced Media, NeuLion and Yinzcam.
The nomination comes hot on the heels of other successes, such as Pointstreak 5050 being the first electronic raffle vendor to certify under Gaming Laboratories International’s GLI-31 – Electronic Raffle Systems technical standard and Pointstreak Sports Technologies being named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies.
“We are extremely proud of this nomination and being included in a group with MLB Advanced Media, Neulion and Yinzcan” said Kevin Lovitt Pointstreak 5050's President, “This nomination recognizes the hard work and dedication of each of our employees and builds on the momentum and tremendous success that Pointstreak 5050 has experienced over the last year”.
ESPN and NBC Sports Group garnered the most nominations, with four each, while CAA Sports, IMG, the NFL and Wasserman Media Group each are nominated for three awards. Overall, 75 nominees are up for awards across 15 categories. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2013.
A panel of sports industry executives will study the nominations and serve as category judges. Those executives, and members representing SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, will evaluate the nominees and determine the winners of 13 of the 15 categories by private vote. The resulting winners of each category will be presented during a live ceremony May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.
For more information on the awards, visit www.sports-business-awards.com.
ABOUT POINTSTREAK 5050:
Pointstreak 5050 (Formerly 5050 Central), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc., is an electronic 50/50 raffle management system that drives consumer participation in raffle events while providing accountability to the raffle process. The Pointstreak 5050 system electronically captures every transaction while providing updated real-time raffle information to display devices located throughout the venue. Tickets are sold to fans through fixed touch-screen terminals and mobile devices, creating an effortless data collection system providing faster sales transaction, longer selling periods, accountability and substantial increases in average raffle proceeds. Pointstreak 5050 boasts some of sports' best brands as clients, including the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Braves, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets.
For more information, visit www.pointstreak5050.com.